People aren’t always who they seem. When your own child is in question, how far would you go to find answers?
My name is Dr. Matthew Germaine and I am what is known as a profiler. I look at a dead body and figure out who, why, what, when, and where. In addition to my career, I’ve been singlehandedly raising my daughter, Jane, for the past two years after her mother, Sophia, left home one day and never came back.
When Sophia’s decomposed body washes up on Star Lake Central, some two years after she’d supposedly left town, my world takes a turn I couldn’t have predicted if my life depended on it. Unfortunately, now my life with Jane’s does depend on it. Jane thinks we’re on an adventure of a lifetime but we are on the run for answers. I wonder if the old adage is true: be careful what you look for, you may find it. At this point, the only thing I know for certain, I will fight to the death. I’m not giving Jane back!
This is a story that challenges the human spirit, and questions whether love itself is enough to survive and be happy. Told predominately in the first person, The Weight of Paper is complete at 86,000.